A Pennsylvania woman is accused of fatally stabbing her husband-to-be just hours before they were scheduled to be married.
Na Cola Darcel Franklin, 31, is facing homicide charges in the death of her husband-to-be, Billy Rafael Brewster, 36, in the apartment they shared according to the Whitehall Township Police Department.
But, according to the Morning Call newspaper, Franklin did not realize her fiance was dead when she came before a judge that same day. The newspaper reported that Franklin stood mute, and seemingly stunned, when a judge told her she was being charged with a single count of homicide.
"You got to check again!" Franklin cried out during the Saturday afternoon court hearing, begging the judge to check once more on Brewster's condition, according to the newspaper.
The newspaper said Franklin began wailing and rocking, and choked out the words: "I ... did ... not ... kill ... him ... on ... purpose," she said. "I want my family back. ... I want to go home."
The judge said that wasn't one of Franklin's options: "You are not going home any time in the near future."
It was not immediately clear what led up to the stabbing, which took place about 2:19 a.m. Saturday morning, according to a media statement released by police. The couple were supposed to be married at 10 a.m.